The Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) has taken a further step in its efforts to develop a sustainable world class regulatory framework for deep sea mineral activities in the massive Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The National Environment Service (NES) is reviewing a report submitted by the Chamber of Commerce on the pilot project to remove algae from Muri lagoon.
Public servants wanting to join Friday’s anti-purse seining protest march have every right to do so under the Cook Islands Constitution, says Public Service commissioner Russell Thomas.
Hundreds of people are expected to take to the Avarua main road this Friday to protest the government entering into a purse seining agreement with the European Union and demonstrate opposition to the widely unpopular commercial fishing method in Cook Islands waters.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) is working on finalising the draft Marine Resources Bill and Marine Zones Bill which are expected to replace the Marine Resources Act 2005.
In a bid to bolster trade in both the tourism and agriculture sectors, the Cook Islands Growers’ Association is planning the Te Mou Enua Festival next year.